Student News

Alternatives to Practicing Law - Thursday, September 27 at Noon in room 175

A JD can be a stepping stone to a multitude of careers, but preparing for such a change is essential.  Here are some things to consider before making the change:  1)Self-assessment:  Know what you want to do professionally and what you have to offer an employer.  2)Do the Research:  Research the market for the area you are interested in.  3)Market Yourself and Network:  Persuade the employer that your law degree and legal work experience qualify you for the position.  You may have to create a new resume, focusing on transferable skills and experience.  4)Be Patient:  Be realistic about the time it will take to change your career.

If you want to explore careers that include non-traditional practice, consider attending the Alternatives to Practicing Law session on Thursday, September 27 at Noon in room 175.

Alternative Careers for Lawyers will be presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA, in partnership with the Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky, (LMICK).  Panelists include Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC; Gregory Nielsen, Executive Director of Green Hill Therapy; Kelly Wesley Taylor, Partner with Trek Advancement, LLC; Bobby Ferreri, Executive Director at GLI’s EnterpriseCorp; and Scott Hite, Academic Account Executive with LexisNexis.  Rebecca Schafer with Huddleston Bolen of the Young Lawyers Section of the KBA will also be present.

This 1 1/2 hour program will be a discussion on possible alternative careers for lawyers.  Panelists will discuss their career paths, which include both non-traditional legal jobs and non-legal jobs and how to create and implement an alternative career job search plan.

Lunch will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Lori Alvey at:  lalvey@kybar.org

HUD Legal Honors Program - TODAY, Monday, September 24 at Noon in room 175

Mr. Robert Kuhnle, Associate Regional Counsel in Louisville, KY and Ms. Amy L. Brown, Assistant General for the Single Family Mortgage Division in Washington, DC, will be speaking on the HUD Legal Honors Program on Monday, September 24th at Noon in room 175.

Mr. Kuhnle and Ms. Brown will be explaining and encouraging applications to the HUD Legal Honors Program.  The deadline to apply is Friday, September 28th.

Pizza and drinks will be served.

University of Louisville Law School Picnic

Come have fun and reconnect with friends, faculty, staff and students at UofL's 1st Annual Fall Picnic (sponsored by the SBA). Grilled burgers, hot dogs, vegetarian options, and drinks are provided. There will be cornhole, horse shoes, and croquet. Please bring all your friends and family members! The food for this event was kindly donated by Barbri.

 

When:     Saturday, October 6, 2012

Time:      12:00 - 4:00

Where:    Grawemeyer Park, Belknap Campus (across the oval from the Law School)

Parking:   South Oval Parking Lot (Next to the Natural Sciences Building)

Cost:       Suggestion Donations $10 Adults; $5 Children and Students

 

Any questions? Please contact  Erica Wood or Jacob Giesecke.

Alternatives to Practicing Law - Thursday, September 27th at Noon in room 175

Alternative Careers for Lawyers will be presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the KBA, in partnership with the Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company of Kentucky, (LMICK).  Panelists include Ashley Blacketer, Founding Partner of Barrister Capital Group, LLC; Gregory Nielsen, Executive Director of Green Hill Therapy; Kelly Wesley Taylor, Partner with Trek Advancement, LLC; Bobby Ferreri, Executive Director at GLI’s EnterpriseCorp; and Scott Hite, Academic Account Executive with LexisNexis.  Rebecca Schaefer with Huddleston Bolen of the Young Lawyers Section of the KBA will also be present.

This 1 1/2 hour program will be a discussion on possible alternative careers for lawyers.  Panelists will discuss their career paths, which include both non-traditional legal jobs and non-legal jobs and how to create and implement an alternative career job search plan.

Lunch will be provided.  If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Lori Alvey at:  lalvey@kybar.org
 

HUD Legal Honors Program - Monday, September 24 at Noon in room 175

Mr. Robert Kuhnle, Associate Regional Counsel in Louisville, KY and Ms. Amy L. Brown, Assistant General for the Single Family Mortgage Division in Washington, DC, will be speaking on the HUD Legal Honors Program on Monday, September 24th at Noon in room 175.

Mr. Kuhnle and Ms. Brown will be explaining and encouraging applications to the HUD Legal Honors Program.  The deadline to apply is Friday, September 28th.

Pizza and drinks will be served

Judge Stephanie Burke Needs Students!

The  Public Service Program has been informed that Judge Stephanie Burke of the Jefferson District Court is in need of four students to assist her.  Second and third year students can count hours working with Judge Burke toward their public service requirement.  The following is a description of the work:

Students will assist the court in various research and writing assignments, including issue briefing and opinion drafting; students shall have the opportunity to observe criminal, civil, probate, disability and juvenile court matters, including bench and jury trials and assist the court in preparation for same. The students will be introduced to various aspects of the legal system from perspectcives of the prosecution, defense, circuit clerk's and the bench. The program provided is intended to be a true learning experience intended for those truly interested in a courtroom practice of law.

Interested students should contact Jina Scinta at jina.scinta@louisville.edu to obtain the necessary forms to sign up.  The first four students to e-mail will be signed up.

Law Resource Center Closed Friday, September 21, 2012

The Law Resource Center will be closed Friday, September 21, 2012.  If you have an urgent request, please contact Ms. Barbara Thompson at bthompson@louisville.edu or Ms. Janet Sullivan at janet.sullivan@louisville.edu.

 

Fresh Start Fridays Continues this Week!

Feeling stressed?  Don't forget about Fresh Start Fridays!

To provide students a little stress relief and relaxation at the end of the week, a massage therapist from Advanced Massage Therapeutics will be offering free, 10- to 15-minute chair massages to law students every Friday this semester from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Washer Lounge.  Treat yourself this Friday and every Friday as you end your week and re-organize for the following week.

Although no appointment is needed, students may stop by the Washer Lounge to sign-up for a time in advance.  The sign-up sheet is posted on the door. 

Study Abroad Information Session - Today (Sept 20)

Come learn about study abroad opportunities available to you as a law student. 

Rebecca Simms, a 2009 law graduate, will speak about her summer study abroad experience in Strasbourg, France.  Ms. Virginia Hosono from UofL’s International Center will address logistics.  Dean Ballard will explain the criteria to participate in a study abroad program.  Jacob Sims, President of the International Law Society, will speak about other law students’ experiences abroad.

The session will begin at 12:00 p.m. in Room 177.  Pizza will be provided to attendees.

Brandeis "Brief" Break - Today (Sept 20)!

You need a break, and we've got one:  The Brandeis "Brief" Break!

The law faculty and staff look forward to seeing students at the first Brandeis "Brief" Break this semester.  We hope you can join your fellow classmates for a brief respite.  Come to the Cox Faculty Lounge, and grab a cupcake and coffee and some conversation.  It's scheduled for 4:00 - 4:40 p.m. 

This year, these gatherings are being expanded in another way to hopefully engage our local bar with our law school and students.  To that end, Grover Potts of Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs is visiting the law school and will meet with our faculty and students.  Mr. Potts is a graduate of UofL Law, and he is looking forward to meeting you at the Brandeis "Brief" Break.